The Little Epicurean

Jul 31 2014

Thirsty Thursday: Summer Pimm’s Cup

Summer Pimm's Cup with cucumber mint lemonade

2014 is my year of Pimm’s.  Up until now, I’ve never tried Pimm’s.  I can’t believe I’ve been missing out all this time.

I still don’t quite understand what Pimm’s is, except that it’s gin based.  But one thing’s for sure- it makes the most amazing summer cocktail EVER.  Mint julep is to the Kentucky Derby as Pimm’s Cup is to Wimbledon.  Gallons and gallons of this stuff is served every summer in London.  Traditional Pimm’s Cup is made with Pimm’s No.1 and lemonade.  It is garnished with mint, oranges, strawberries and cucumber.  To make this cocktail my own, I substituted my favorite cucumber mint lemonade.

Pimm’s is tasty on it’s own, but it tastes even better when mixed with citrus sodas, ginger ale, and lemonade/limeades.  I like it A LOT and I think you will too.  Cheers!

Summer Pimm's Cup with cucumber mint lemonade

Not only it this a super simple cocktail to make, it makes you feel fancy while you sip on it.

Summer Pimm's Cup with cucumber mint lemonade

Step 1:

Have all your ingredients ready.  Fill glass with ice.

Summer Pimm's Cup with cucumber mint lemonade

Step 2:

Add 2 oz Pimm’s No.1

Jul 30 2014

Blueberry Cake

Blueberry Cake with Blueberry Cream Cheese Frosting | The Little Epicurean

Once upon a time, I made these blueberry-blackberry cupcakes.  Three years later, these cupcakes remain a popular post on my blog that continues to bring in comments, likes, and emails.  It’s the first post I wrote where I felt that people (besides my mom, Alex’s mom, and my best friends) were looking at my work.

Jul 29 2014

Coconut Almond Chip Ice Cream

Toasted Coconut & Almond Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Rain or shine.  Hot or cold.  I want ice cream.  Even my lactose-intolerance can’t keep me away from the stuff. A couple of weeks ago, Alex and I attended his cousin’s wedding in Santa Barbara.  A trip to SB isn’t complete without a couple scoops from McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream.  During our little weekend trip,

Jul 24 2014

Stone Fruit Sangria

Stone Fruit Sangria

There are many reasons to love summer.  One reason: lots and lots of sangria.  With stone fruit season in full swing, what better way to enjoy those fruits than with some wine? Sangria is perfect for summer parties and get-togethers.  It’s one of my favorites because it’s so customizable.  You can adjust the fruits, liquors,

Jul 22 2014

Jalapeno Cheddar Hot Dog Buns

Jalapeño Cheddar Hot Dog Buns

Soft, pillow-like bread, ooey-gooey cheese, a jalapeño kick and a juicy all beef hot dog. Once a week, I have the exciting task of cleaning out the fridge.  (Not my favorite thing.)  During this time, I take out everything that has been forgotten and pushed aside, and I place it on the kitchen island.  I look at

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